Redmi K30 – World’s Cheapest 5G Mobile Launched

5G phones are famous at the moment and Xiaomi already went ahead unveiling its most affordable 5G phone yesterday in the form of the Redmi K30 5G. But arch-rival Realme has recently announced that it’s coming out with its own affordable 5G smartphone soon. It will also be called the Realme X50 but so far, none of the technical specifications has been shared. However, in a recent teaser, Realme has finally unveiled out some information about the guts of the Realme X50 and it’s a no-brainer as to what is powering the phone.

xiaomi-redmi-k30-5gSimilar to the  Redmi, Realme will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 5G chipset for the X50. The Snapdragon 765G supports all the 5G networks and can offer download speeds of up to 3.7Gbps. The chip also comes embedded with the Snapdragon X52 modem and all phones that use the Snapdragon 765 5G chipset will end up supporting 5G network out-of-the-box. Realme has also announced on its teaser that the X50 will support both Stand Alone and Non-Stand Alone 5G networks.

Redmi K30 5G Full Phone Specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
LAUNCH Announced 2019, December
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, January
BODY Dimensions 165.3 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm (6.51 x 3.02 x 0.35 in)
Weight 208 g (7.34 oz)
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~84.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 PPI density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
PLATFORM OS Android 10.0; MIUI 11
Chipset Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
GPU Adreno 620
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Quad 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]/120fps, [email protected]
SELFIE CAMERA Dual 20 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
Features HDR
Video [email protected]
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
24-bit/192kHz audio
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes
Infrared port Yes
Radio FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 30W (100% in 57 min)
MISC Colors Blue, Red, Purple, White
Models M1912G7BE, M1912G7BC

And that also tells us about Realme’s expected pricing strategy for the X50. With the Snapdragon 765 5G, the Realme X50 could also try to undercut the Redmi K30 5G, possibly at a starting price of Rs 20,000 in markets where 5G networks are supported. However, unlike Redmi, Realme has also announced that it will only manufacture 5G phones in 2020. And that also points out at the possibility of the Realme X50 being offered in markets like India at a premium, possibly under Rs 30,000.

While most of the inner specifications which are regarding the X50 are still a big hush-hush affair, we do know for sure that the Realme X50 will have a narrow-bezel display with a cutout for dual selfie cameras. It wouldn’t be so surprising if the Realme X50 looks strikingly identical to the Redmi K30 5G. If that’s the case, you can also expect the Realme to offer the 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor as the main camera and Realme’s proprietary 30W VOOC fast charging.

With the latest and recent Snapdragon 765 5G chipset, the Realme X50 will have a performance advantage over the Redmi K30 4G in India, unless Xiaomi decides to bring both the 4G and 5G variants of the Redmi K30 to India. However, there are many rumors of Realme doing a lite version of the X50 with possibly a MediaTek 5G chipset.

The world’s cheapest 5G phone costs just $285, but you might not be able to buy it

After years of discussion about the 5G phone, carriers have finally rolled out 5G networks in 2019 and started selling several handsets ready to support the faster data transfers. However, most of the latest fashion phones are more expensive than their 4G equivalents, and buying one makes little sense unless you happen to live or work in the vicinity of those few places where 5G actually works. In 2020, however, 5G phones will become even more affordable, just as 5G coverage expands around the world. And it all starts with the simple 5G phone that costs only $285. Sadly, it will not be available in your market anytime soon.

Not only is the Redmi K30 all ready to support 5G out of the box, but the phone will also rock a 120Hz 6.67-inch screen, which is the kind of screen refresh rate that you’d usually see on a gaming Android handset or some of this year’s flagship handsets.

The phone’s design is similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S10+. We’re looking at a new hole-punch all-screen display, although the edges aren’t curved. The fingerprint sensor is likely to be built into the screen. One other notable aspect concerns are the headphone jack — the phone has a 3.5mm port, which is hardly surprising given the low entry price.

Not only is the Redmi K30 all set ready to support 5G out of the box, but the phone will also rock a 120Hz 6.67-inch screen, which is the kind of a screen refresh rate that you’d see on a gaming Android handset or some of this year’s flagship handsets.

The phone’s design is similar to Samsung’s Galaxy S10+. We’re looking at a new hole-punch all-screen display, although the edges aren’t curved. The fingerprint sensor is most likely built into the screen. One other notable aspect concerns are the headphone jack — the phone has a 3.5mm port, which is hardly surprising given the low entry price.

Xiaomi’s new budget device will start at the rate of 139930, and hit stores at some point in late-January, beginning with China, of course.

The phone has  Qualcomm’s new mid-range chip, the 7nm Snapdragon 765 5G that was unveiled just a few days ago in Hawaii. The chip will also power other affordable 5G handsets next year, although Redmi K30’s price will be the one to beat.

Other specs also do include a quad-lens camera on its back, featuring 64-megapixel, 2-megapixel, 5-megapixel, and an 8-megapixel camera, a dual-lens sensor on the front with 20-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors, and a powerful 4,500 mAh battery with 30W fast charge support that can fully recharge the battery in just 66 minutes.

Xiaomi doesn’t tell what other markets will receive in the phone come next year, outside of China, but if the Chinese smartphone vendor has a presence in your country, you might be able to get a cheap Redmi K30 5G phone in stores.

It was one of the most famous phones by the end of the year and, finally, Redmi has introduced its new mid-range smartphone. The Redmi K30 device which will also be available in China and India soon will become the world’s cheapest 5G mobile.

The Redmi K30 is unfolded into a 4G and a 5G version, although both models have much in common. The screen is one of the elements they share, with a 6.67-inch LCD panel and a screen has a  refresh rate of up to 120 Hz.

The screen goes from edge to edge achieving a front screen-to-body ratio of 91%. On the front, it also features the design of a pill-hole camera as seen on the Galaxy S10+ with a dual-sensor combination of 20 + 2-megapixel sensor.

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